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  • Summary: Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss provides you access to new maps and environments, boss characters, enemies and non-playable characters, weapons and armor, and new challenging content for stalwart heroes to face and an online match-making feature for co-op or player vs. player gameplay,Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss provides you access to new maps and environments, boss characters, enemies and non-playable characters, weapons and armor, and new challenging content for stalwart heroes to face and an online match-making feature for co-op or player vs. player gameplay, allowing gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world. Expand
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  1. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    I don't particularly like the new bosses -- they are quick and jumpy, and I'm guessing this is partially due to pressure to make the game moreI don't particularly like the new bosses -- they are quick and jumpy, and I'm guessing this is partially due to pressure to make the game more "action packed" or something of the sort from some executive not completely familiar with this game's mechanics. Because in this game you deal with quick and jumpy by just locking on and holding block, and then waiting for an opening. So to some extent, there is a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing. But this gets a ten anyway, some people might like the new bosses, and I can definitely appreciate that they have graphics and animation that is better than anything else in the game. Also, there aren't any bad spots like there are in the main game (Bed of Chaos, I'm looking at you.) But note that access to the dlc comes later in the game -- my advice is wait until you are at the start of duke's archives before deciding whether or not you want it, because you can't access this content until that point (essentially not until you place the lordvessel, since it is very much at the beginning of duke's archives.) But if you are at that point, you probably already love this game, so go ahead and treat yourself to a nice variety of levels, and bosses that are definitely different from all the arch demons that you are dealing with at this point in the game. Collapse
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    Best DLC ever. full with content. new weapons, areas, bosses, and anything else. totally shows you the big picture of this game. a must play.Best DLC ever. full with content. new weapons, areas, bosses, and anything else. totally shows you the big picture of this game. a must play. its not a side story thing. no. this is a main story part that needs to be played. nice level design. awesome overall. worth the name of Dark Souls DLC Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    10
    All I can say is that it expands on something that was already great. Worth every penny. New Bosses,New Areas,New Weapons New Characters.....All I can say is that it expands on something that was already great. Worth every penny. New Bosses,New Areas,New Weapons New Characters..... What's not to like? Most Devs these days release DLC that offers so little but for more price. This is a must buy if you love the Souls series :) The Expansion will cost $14.99.
    You will not be disappointed.
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  4. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    Great new difficulty spike, hard to fault in the slightest. New areas and boss battles scream originality and thought, and PVP is finallyGreat new difficulty spike, hard to fault in the slightest. New areas and boss battles scream originality and thought, and PVP is finally everything I could've wanted it to be! Its just a shame it isn't longer! Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    Best game made on console even more fantastic. Only downside is that it's still too short even with the additional levels. It offers anBest game made on console even more fantastic. Only downside is that it's still too short even with the additional levels. It offers an incredible action RPG experience. Can't wait for DS2 CE on March 11. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2014
    6
    For those who just want to experience Dark Souls, the four-hour additional quest has little effect on the main game. It seems to largely reuseFor those who just want to experience Dark Souls, the four-hour additional quest has little effect on the main game. It seems to largely reuse textures (no crystal cave weirdness here) but has a bunch of inspired enemy designs. The main thing I got out of it was some backstory and a few level-ups. But the level-design and the atmosphere is on par with the main game. Also, the bosses might be the most challenging of the game, so you don't have to beat them to beat the game. Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2014
    4
    I think Dark Souls is a fantastic game so I hope you take the time to read my review on this DLC and why I believe it deserves a 4 rating.I think Dark Souls is a fantastic game so I hope you take the time to read my review on this DLC and why I believe it deserves a 4 rating. First off, I have not even played the DLC so how am I writing this review? Well, its because I'm playing the normal game right now and trying to invade other peoples worlds and what do I discover? That players who played this DLC can get some armor that online you cannot hit.......so how fair is that? This is just commercialization and greed to offer such an advantage to those willing to buy with real money such a cheapskate advantage in a game that is considered the opposite: that being cruel but fair......So it may be just me and it may be a matter of principle but I don't believe in todays society you should be able to fork out some extra money and get such a crazy advantage by participating in such sleezyness. This ruins the game for me. In my opinion DLC should just be that and the main most important features should be winnable within the main game. To have to subscribe to further purchases to remain competitive is not a great way to keep players happy such as me who find this really rediculous and lame to the point I have to say it ruins the game and deserves a 4 rating therefore. Im sure the creatures and all that ect offline is great but the fact that this DLC creates online mismatches breaks the game. No way will any company lure me into spending more of my real life money in such a half scam. Expand

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